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Monday, 30 January 2012

Traveller's Rest


  The Traveller's Rest is a shelter built into the front wall of Hoghton School, directly opposite the entrance to Hoghton Church.  It has a bench and traces of what seems to have been a drinking fountain.  Over the headstone we see the words "Traveller's Rest" and the initials C de H for Charles de Hoghton and the year 1877.  I've rested there many a time after walking up the hill!


2 comments:

  1. I sat there for a while last summer. I had parked my car on the road that takes you to the Boatyard and walked down to the Post Office at the Straits. I was only there briefly. I was just trying to imagine what it must have been like for travelers 100 plus years ago. There's too much traffic now.

    Colin

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  2. I typed Memories of Hoghton into the Google search just now and it brought your blog up on the very first page;) It was the fifth site down the listing.

    Colin

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